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Based on a true story, Greater is a film that touches the dreamer in all of us.

The unlikely career of Brandon Burlsworth is the greatest walk-on story in the history of college football. Known for his distinctive black horn-rimmed glasses and resemblance to Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, the small-town Burlsworth had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too short and too fat to play Division I football. Undeterred, Brandon, with the help of his struggling mother, took a financial and emotional risk by walking on to the team in 1994. Despite criticism from teammates and coaches alike, Brandon succeeded in the face of staggering odds. His faith and unstoppable determination helped him rise to the forefront of the team; and by the end of his college career in 1999, Burlsworth was not only a star player in the toughest conference (The SEC), but he was also a 1st Team All-American.  Greater releases on DVD on Tuesday, December 20.

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